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December 1, 2006
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The Bush administration plans to ask Congress for as much as $10 million to reinforce troops loyal to Mahmoud Abbas. Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, the top U.S. military envoy to the Palestinians, wants $20 million from Western donors to bolster the P.A. president, a relative moderate, as he confronts Hamas, the separately elected terrorist group that controls the P.A. Cabinet.

Israel released a Hamas government minister from custody. Abdel-Rahman Zidan, the public works minister, was among Palestinian Authority Cabinet members from Hamas detained after gunmen affiliated with the terrorist group nabbed an Israeli soldier in a June 25 cross-border raid.

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